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Pendulums!

Learning Goals:
Students will understand what affects the period of a pendulum.
Background:
Question: Mass, length, pullback angle. What variables affect the period (swing time)
of a pendulum?
Prediction:
Procedure:
1. pen the internet browser and start the !endulum "ab simulation at
http#$$phet.colorado.edu$simulations$sims.php?sim%!endulum&"ab
'. ()periment with the simulation to determine what variables affect the period
(swing time) of a pendulum.
What did you find out?
Pendulums!
Length vs Period
Learning Goals:
Students will understand what affects the period of a pendulum.
Students will construct a graph and anal*+e data.
Question: ,ow does the length of a pendulum affect its period?
Hypothesis:
Procedure:
1. pen the internet browser and start the !endulum "ab simulation at
http#$$phet.colorado.edu$simulations$sims.php?sim%!endulum&"ab
'. -esign a controlled e)periment that determines how pendulum length affects
period time.
.. /sing the photogate timer, record the period time (round to 0.01) for 1 different
pendulum lengths.
2. 3raph pendulum length vs period time. 4nal*+e *our data, write *our conclusion,
and answer the 5uestions.
ata
6ontrols#
!endulum "ength (m)
!eriod 7ime (sec)
!onclusion
Questions
1. What is the dependent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
'. What is the independent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
.. What are the controls in this e)periment? ()plain.
Pendulums!
"ass vs Period
Learning Goals:
Students will understand what affects the period of a pendulum.
Students will construct a graph and anal*+e data.
Question: ,ow does the mass of a pendulum affect its period?
Hypothesis:
Procedure:
1. pen the internet browser and start the !endulum "ab simulation at
http#$$phet.colorado.edu$simulations$sims.php?sim%!endulum&"ab
'. -esign a controlled e)periment that determines how mass affects period time.
.. /sing the photogate timer, record the period time (round to 0.01) for 1 different
pendulum masses.
2. 3raph pendulum mass vs period time. 4nal*+e *our data, write *our conclusion,
and answer the 5uestion.
ata
6ontrols#
!endulum Mass (g)
!eriod 7ime (sec)
!onclusion
Questions
1. What is the dependent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
'. What is the independent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
.. What are the controls in this e)periment? ()plain.
Pendulums!
Pull#ack $ngle vs Period
Learning Goals:
Students will understand what affects the period of a pendulum.
Students will construct a graph and anal*+e data.
Question: ,ow does the pullback angle of a pendulum affect its period?
Hypothesis:
Procedure:
1. pen the internet browser and start the !endulum "ab simulation at
http#$$phet.colorado.edu$simulations$sims.php?sim%!endulum&"ab
'. -esign a controlled e)periment that determines how pendulum pullback angle
affects period time.
.. /sing the photogate timer, record the period time (round to 0.01) for 1 different
pendulum pullback angles.
2. 3raph pendulum length vs period time. 4nal*+e *our data, write *our conclusion,
and answer the 5uestions.
ata
6ontrols#
!ullback angle (
o
)
!eriod 7ime (sec)
!onclusion
Questions
1. What is the dependent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
'. What is the independent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
.. What are the controls in this e)periment? ()plain.
Pendulums!
%inetic vs Potential &nergy
Learning Goals:
Students will understand what affects the period of a pendulum.
Students will construct a graph and anal*+e data.
Question: ,ow does the pullback angle of a pendulum affect its period?
Hypothesis:
Procedure:
1. pen the internet browser and start the !endulum "ab simulation at
http#$$phet.colorado.edu$simulations$sims.php?sim%!endulum&"ab
8. -esign a controlled e)periment that determines how pendulum pullback angle
affects period time.
9. /sing the photogate timer, record the period time (round to 0.01) for 1 different
pendulum pullback angles.
:. 3raph pendulum length vs period time. 4nal*+e *our data, write *our conclusion,
and answer the 5uestions.
ata
6ontrols#
!ullback angle (
o
)
!eriod 7ime (sec)
!onclusion
Questions
2. What is the dependent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
1. What is the independent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
8. What are the controls in this e)periment? ()plain.
Pendulums!
Pull#ack $ngle vs Period
Learning Goals:
Students will understand what affects the period of a pendulum.
Students will construct a graph and anal*+e data.
Question: ,ow does the pullback angle of a pendulum affect its period?
Hypothesis:
Procedure:
;. pen the internet browser and start the !endulum "ab simulation at
http#$$phet.colorado.edu$simulations$sims.php?sim%!endulum&"ab
10. -esign a controlled e)periment that determines how pendulum pullback angle
affects period time.
11. /sing the photogate timer, record the period time (round to 0.01) for 1 different
pendulum pullback angles.
1'. 3raph pendulum length vs period time. 4nal*+e *our data, write *our conclusion,
and answer the 5uestions.
ata
6ontrols#
!ullback angle (
o
)
!eriod 7ime (sec)
!onclusion
Questions
9. What is the dependent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
:. What is the independent variable in this e)periment? ()plain.
;. What are the controls in this e)periment? ()plain.